What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is performed in a very intimate part of your body. It is important to understand what areas are causing you concern, what areas can be improved, and areas the Doctor will talk to you about. “Vulva” refers to the whole outside area of the vagina.L The main parts of your vulva include:
At Face Body and Soul, Lasers are used to incise and resurface the skin and to tighten and restore the youthful appearance and function of the vulva and vaginal area. In ordinary terms, the procedure is essentially a “face lift” for the vulva and vagina.
Our doctors have trained overseas with Dr Red Alinsod in the USA who has developed and pioneered many innovative techniques in this newly evolving field of cosmetic vaginal surgery.
Working out if any of these procedures are suitable options for you – it is important to have a consultation with an experienced and understanding professional.
Labiaplasty Minora (Labial Reduction)
Labia minora translated means “small lips”. The labia minora can be very thin and small or up to 5 centimetres wide. They do vary in size, shape and colour, and resemble flower petals. The minora can range in colour from a purple, pink, brown, or red. The purpose of your labia minora is to protect the vagina and urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of your body) from bacteria.
Sometimes, the inner labia are too large, and protrude well past the outer lips. This can cause problems with sexual activity, and with wearing certain clothes. Now, using lasers or electronic instruments, the labia minora can be precisely reduced in size.
Labiaplasty reduces the size, floppy, or uneven labia minora (inner vaginal lips) or the reduction of thickness that can often cause chronic irritation, rubbing, or discomfort during sexual intercourse. Many women request this procedure to eliminate the appearance of a bulge with certain clothing such as swimsuits or leotards or tight pants.
Labia Majora literally means outer lips or large lips. The labia majora enclose and protect the other internal reproductive organs. The labia majora contains sweat and oil-secreting glands. After puberty, the labia majora are covered with hair.
The term ‘Labiaplasty’ can also relate to the cosmetic surgery of the labia majora (larger outer lips) to make it less prominent and saggy.
Labia can grow large with oestrogen stimulation at puberty. This enlargement can cause an embarrassing bulge in pants, or swimsuits. The labia majora may be enlarged from birth, secondary to childbirth, or due to ageing. Many women can also have a large or droopy labia majora after major weight loss. It can also increase the discomfort of sweating in the vulva.
Our doctors have refined this technique over the years to safely reduce the size of the labia majora by excising a crescent shaped portion of the inner portion of the labia majora. The scar is hidden in the crease between the inner and outer labia.
Clitoral hood Reduction
Clitoris: The “clit” or clitoris is a small protrusion where your two labia minora meet.
Clitoral Hood : The clitoris is covered by a fold of skin, called the clitoral hood. On occasion, this amount of skin can be reduced.
Excess skin on the sides of the clitoris often causes the clitoris to look enlarged or uneven. Genetics, oestrogen, and testosterone exposure can make significant changes in the way the clitoral area appears. A labiaplasty itself may result in the appearance of a relatively larger clitoral area since the excess labia have been removed drawing the eyes to the clitoral region. Our doctors offer an exacting procedure for women seeking to improve the aesthetic appearance of their genital area by excising the excess skin on the sides of the clitoral. The clitoris the surrounding nerves is never touched. This is NOT clitoral mutilation or clitoral un-hooding.